Organization: International Organization for Migration
Position Title : Human Resources Officer
Duty Station : Maputo, Mozambique
Classification : Professional Staff, Grade P2
Type of Appointment : Special short-term graded, Six months with possibility of extension
Estimated Start Date : As soon as possible
Closing Date : 30 April 2019
Established in 1951, IOM is a Related Organization of the United Nations, and as the leading
UN agency in the field of migration, works closely with governmental, intergovernmental and
non-governmental partners. IOM is dedicated to promoting humane and orderly migration for the benefit of all. It does so by providing services and advice to governments and migrants.
IOM is committed to a diverse and inclusive environment. Applications from qualified female candidates are especially encouraged. For the purpose of the vacancy, the following candidates are considered as first-tier candidates:
1. Internal candidates
2. Qualified applicants from the following NMS countries:
Antigua and Barbuda; Bahamas; Cook Islands; Cuba; Cabo Verde; Djibouti; Fiji; Micronesia (Federated States of); Gabon; Grenada; Guinea-Bissau; Guyana; Iceland; Kiribati; Comoros; Saint Kitts and Nevis; Lao People’s Democratic Republic (the); Saint Lucia; Lesotho; Libya; Montenegro; Marshall Islands; Mauritania; Namibia; Nauru; Papua New Guinea; Palau; Paraguay; Solomon Islands; Seychelles; Somalia; Suriname; Sao Tome and Principe; Kingdom of Eswatini; Timor-Leste; Tonga; Tuvalu; Holy See;
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines; Vanuatu; Samoa
Under the overall supervision of the Chief of Mission (CoM) and direct supervision of Resources Management Officer, in coordination with Regional Office (RO) in Pretoria, South Africa and with relevant Headquarters (HQ) Units, in particular Department of Resources Management (DRM)-Emergency Support Unit (ESU), Administrative Centres (Manila Administrative Centre (MAC) and Panama Administrative Center (PAC)), the successful candidate will be responsible and accountable for human resources functions of IOM Mozambique and provide support in these areas to staff in the Country Office (CO) including those in Sub-Offices.
Core Functions / Responsibilities:
- Review and monitor the Human Resources Management function in the Country Office (CO) in accordance with the Organization’s Human Resources policies, rules and regulations.
- Monitor the recruitment of staff and administration of sub-contracted personnel and determine the applicability of entitlements.
- Coordinate with HQ, Administrative Centres and the Finance Unit on processing of benefits / privileges to international staff in the field such as, Hazard Pay, Health Insurance/ Medical Service Plan (HI/MSP), educational grant, home leave, rental subsidy, etc., and the administration of rest and recuperation travel, where applicable, in accordance with Organizational policies.
- Supervise the preparation of the monthly payroll for national staff and staff sub-contracted by IOM staff and ensure its accuracy and timeliness. Assume the responsibility for Payroll (PY) Posting and work in close coordination with other staff to validate and verify the payroll simulation before the monthly pay run and posting of national staff payroll in PRISM HR.
- Monitor the contractual situation and administration of entitlements of local staff in PRISM.
- Ensure maintenance of personnel filing system and ensure that attendance records of all staff members in the CO are up-to-date.
- Supervise the administration and timely renewal of visas and residence permits of international staff in the CO including requesting travel permits, visa requirements and preparation of Note Verbales required for all incoming staff and official visitors in line with the regulations of the Government of Mozambique.
- Assist in planning and organizing of staff development and training activities for the CO in close collaboration with Human Resources Management/ Staff Development and Learning (HRM / SDL), including the establishment of staff development and training priorities and plans; train the administrative staff of Sub-Offices as needed.
- Ensure regular updates to the CO’s organigramme / staffing table and contact lists, including those of Sub-Offices; maintain and update deployment tracking sheet for the emergency on regular basis.
- Prepare reports pertaining to personnel administration of international and national staff and consultants of the CO, as required.
- Ensure timely and regular implementation of the CO’s Staff Evaluation System (SES) and advocate for timely completion of the performance management process in line with the organizational deadlines.
- Perform such other duties as may be assigned.
Required Qualifications and Experience:
• Master’s degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Social Sciences or a related field from an accredited academic institution with two years of relevant professional experience; or,
• University degree in the above fields with four years of relevant professional experience.
• Working experience in administration and all facets of HR, Talent acquisition, talent management, administration of staff contracts and entitlements, interpretation and implementation of staff rules and regulations and development of HR guidelines;
• Ability to prepare clear and concise reports;
• Previous working experience in an international organization is an advantage;
• Previous working experience in Africa and/or developing countries is an advantage;
• Familiarity with the UN common system or similar systems is an advantage; and,
• A high degree of computer literacy is required; good knowledge of MS Office suite and PRISM
IOM’s official languages are English, French and Spanish.
For this position, fluency in English is required (oral and written). Working knowledge of
Portuguese, French and/or Spanish is an advantage.
Values – all IOM staff members must abide by and demonstrate these three values:
• Inclusion and respect for diversity: respects and promotes individual and cultural differences; encourages diversity and inclusion wherever possible.
• Integrity and transparency: maintains high ethical standards and acts in a manner consistent with organizational principles/rules and standards of conduct.
• Professionalism: demonstrates ability to work in a composed, competent and committed manner and exercises careful judgment in meeting day-to-day challenges.
Core Competencies – behavioural indicators level 2
• Teamwork: develops and promotes effective collaboration within and across units to achieve shared goals and optimize results.
• Delivering results: produces and delivers quality results in a service-oriented and timely manner; is action oriented and committed to achieving agreed outcomes.
• Managing and sharing knowledge: continuously seeks to learn, share knowledge and innovate.
• Accountability: takes ownership for achieving the Organization’s priorities and assumes responsibility for own action and delegated work.
• Communication: encourages and contributes to clear and open communication; explains complex matters in an informative, inspiring and motivational way.
Managerial Competencies – behavioural indicators level 2
• Leadership: provides a clear sense of direction, leads by example and demonstrates the ability to carry out the organization’s vision; assists others to realize and develop their potential.
• Empowering others & building trust: creates an atmosphere of trust and an enabling environment where staff can contribute their best and develop their potential.
• Strategic thinking and vision: works strategically to realize the Organization’s goals and communicates a clear strategic direction.
IOM’s competency framework can be found at this link. https://www.iom.int/sites/default/files/about-iom/iom_revised_competency_framework_external.pdf
Competencies will be assessed during a competency-based interview.
Internationally recruited professional staff are required to be mobile.
Any offer made to the candidate in relation to this vacancy notice is subject to funding confirmation.
The list of NMS countries above includes all IOM Member States which are non-represented in
the Professional Category of staff members. For this staff category, candidates who are nationals of the duty station’s country cannot be considered eligible.
Appointment will be subject to certification that the candidate is medically fit for appointment, accreditation, any residency or visa requirements, and security clearances.
Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications via PRISM, IOM e-Recruitment system, by 30 April 2019 at the latest, referring to this advertisement.
For further information, please refer to:
In order for an application to be considered valid, IOM only accepts online profiles duly completed.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. You can track the progress of your application on your personal application page in the IOM e-recruitment system.
From 17.04.2019 to 30.04.2019
Requisition: SVN 2019/118 (P) – Human Resources Officer (P2) – Maputo, Mozambique (55933514) Released
Posting: Posting NC55933515 (55933515) Released